Thought Provoking Thursday- Instructions

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Do you follow instructions when they’re given to you? No matter what we do in life, we’ll probably receive instructions. Whether it’s driving instructions, building instructions, or instructions for cooking, they are a part of life.

God has instructions too. His are for our good, even when we don’t think so. If we think about it what child loves instructions? Most of them don’t want any instructions, but we know, as parents, that they need them. Well, our Father knows that we need instructions too.

If we fail to heed driving instructions, we’ll probably end up in the wrong place. What about leaving that egg out of the recipe? Your dish probably won’t be what You hoped it would be. It’s the same with the Father.

He has so much good in store for us, but if we’re not doing as He’s instructed us we won’t become who He wants us too.

We will not end up  in the right place in our life. So why rebel against Him and His ways? It only leads to heartache, as it does when our children rebel against us. Surrender to what He’s instructed us to do. Let Him mold you and shape you back into His image. He only wants what’s best for us.

Father, thank You for being a wonderful parent. You do so much good for us. You desire good for us if we’ll just do as You ask. Help us to embrace Your statues, instructions, and commands. We want to be all that You desire for us to be. We want to have all that You have for us and none of what You withhold. We want to surrender to Your ways and die to our sinful ways. Put a burning desire in our hearts to follow Your instructions. Thank You for loving us and protecting us. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.

Proverbs 10:17

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